Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates



Last update: April 3, 2020


Expanded Access to Electronic Resources

UK faculty, staff, and students now have access to over 192,000 unique ebook titles with newly added Proquest Ebook Central's Academic Complete and University Press Ebook collections.

Along with these newly added titles, UK Libraries provides access to over 1.5 million ebooks, all of which are available through InfoKat Discovery.

We are adding new materials to our e-resource collections daily. Check here for frequent updates.

UK Goes Online

The University of Kentucky has moved to online or alternative instruction for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester and the Summer 2020 session. View UK's coronavirus updates page for more information about the university's preventative measures and responses.

In keeping with the university's efforts to reduce risks associated with COVID-19, UK Libraries is now operating on an online service delivery model. Librarians are available daily to assist patrons via chat ("Ask Us") and email ( Zoom consultations may also be scheduled. View our online service Hours at a Glance

To best protect our patrons and personnel, we have temporarily suspended circulation of physical items. Due dates for all borrowed materials have been extended automatically through May 31. 

For questions or concerns about fines, email

If you wish to return items now, the William T. Young Library book return is open and accessible from the Hilltop Avenue loop facing The 90. Materials will be checked back in when the library reopens.